Creating Bulleted and Numbered Lists

Bulleted and numbered lists help to make your key points clearer. Separating ideas into organized sections allows your reader to more easily process information.

Visual users can quickly and easily scan a document for bulleted lists. Similarly, assistive technology users can identify lists in a document, navigate to them, and gain information regarding hierarchies (nesting), but only when lists are created correctly.

Are you using the default styles on your platform?

When adding lists to your website or document, it is important that the lists are created using the default/built-in styles of your platform.

Avoid creating lists manually by inserting numbers, characters, images or other symbols before list items.

Assistive technologies, such as screen readers, will have difficulty identifying the presence of a list if it is created in this manner.